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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018,08:55

Posts by: The Conversation

Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their ‘Black Friday’ sales

Australians familiar with “Black Friday” sales might associate them with images of Americans clambering over each other to battle for iPhones and TVs. Yet this term – used here by companies such as Amazon, Kogan, Bonds, and The Good Guys to promote their sales – is inappropriate for Australia given its association with devastating bushfires.

FactCheck: does Victoria have Australia’s highest rate of crime?

The Victorian Liberal Party has promised to take a tough stance on crime if elected on 24 November, with proposals including mandatory minimum sentencing for repeat offenders of serious crimes (including murder, rape, aggravated home invasions, aggravated burglaries and car-jackings) and an overhaul of the bail system.

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